Alert: Kick your Ricky Rubio trade theories into gear. The Timberwolves, despite saying they’d keep Rubio for now, are acting like they might not. Minnesota is reportedly signing a couple point guards: Toure’ Murry and John Lucas III. The Timberwolves already have 15 players – the regular-season roster limit – with guaranteed salaries, including three point guards: Rubio, Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones. Keeping Murry or Lucas would require a roster move. It could be Kevin Garnett retiring, buying out Nikola Pekovic or some smaller trade. But unless that minor deal involves Jones – Dunn, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, isn’t going anywhere – Minnesota would still have enough point guards. Most
Michael Jordan helped propel Jamal Crawford‘s NBA career – one that has already lasted 16 seasons and resulted in more than $120 million in earnings and three Sixth Man of the Year awards. Jordan also fostered an environment where Crawford could’ve derailed it. Crawford was drafted for the Bulls in 2000, when Jordan was contemplating a comeback he’d eventually make with the Wizards. In preparation, Jordan frequently invited Crawford to play pickup basketball with him. Mike Wise of The Undefeated: In between Crawford’s first and second year in the league, after the pickup games at Hoops the Gym, many of Jordan’s friends and associates would go next door to his contemporary American restaurant,
Only three of those coaches, Luke Walton, Kenny Atkinson and David Fizdale, will have their first head-coaching jobs this season. Editor's Note: Mike Gallagher is the Rotoworld Podcast Guru and his guests usually include the rest of the Rotoworld NBA staff, including Dr. A., Ryan Knaus, Jonas Nader and other special guests. Atkinson has been an assistant coach since 2008 with most of his time coming under coach Mike D’Antoni.